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GM Onischuk to Take on the World

  • IM dpruess
  • on 6/19/11, 11:56 PM.

GM Alex Onischuk, the #3 rated U.S. player (FIDE 2675, USCF 2743), will take on the world in a vote chess match organized and sponsored by chess.com, starting on July 9th. To participate, simply go to the game and click "join." The game will be played at a time control of 24 hours per move. In other words, GM Onischuk will have 24 hours to make a move. As soon as he makes a move, the world will have 24 hours to vote on its move. Participants just make the move they want on the board, and then click "vote." At the end of 24 hours, votes will be tallied up. At the same link given above to participate in the game, there is a discussion forum for participants to share their thoughts and ideas about the game while it is in progress. GM Onischuk will *not* be able to see what you are talking about, so palaver in peace!

'The World vs. Superstar' is a very fun format, which has had a number of famous games, especially Kasparov v. the World about which a book was written and last year's Raw Chess Challenge, which pitted Magnus Carlsen vs. the World in a one-day event. Chess.com not only organized that Carlsen match, but has also organized a series of slower vote-chess matches, with such stars as GM Nigel Davies, GM Julio Becerra, and WGM Natalia Pogonina.

Here is what these past matches looked like:

 

 

 

 

 

It's fun, free, and easy to participate, so go ahead and join!

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  • 3 years ago

    IM dpruess

    i think a titled player could easily lose; i expect i would! but we have yet to see that. and of course this is a very strong GM, and he has white.

  • 3 years ago

    LaskerFan

    A GM/IM/WGM/WIM might lose under time pressure, but it is unlikely that they would ever lose in 24 hrs/move time control.

    So the fact that we never won is only natural. We are lucky we are getting to play such a game! Thanks David, thanks chess.com for organizing this.

  • 3 years ago

    NiiLoC

    chess.com hasn't won yet, but we have also had black in every game :)  

    I think the draw vs GM Davies was a little lucky...the GM Becerra game was nice, and we should have easily held the position vs Pogonina..

    the loss to Carlsen, well...who DOESN"T lose to Carlsen? :)

    I'm looking forward to the GM Onischuk game!

  • 3 years ago

    jreece15

    I'm just saying... We haven't won one yet...

  • 3 years ago

    IM dpruess

    i believe that's one thing a lot of people relish about these events: getting to discuss their moves with a bunch of other people. it can be great fun, but also a great learning experience, to hear how someone else thinks about the same move as you.

  • 3 years ago

    IM dpruess

    hmmm i dont know... maybe they enjoyed discussing the game with others and you didn't?

  • 3 years ago

    Ry888

    I think I will probably participate in this

  • 3 years ago

    IM dpruess

    thousands of people will participate, so yes, it's "different people are into different things;" tons of people will be geniunely excited to participate in this. have you ever participated?

  • 3 years ago

    bigbikefan

    @bsrasmus: I am entirely with you on this.

  • 3 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    I am SUPER excited about this!!! Let's do this people Tongue out!!!

  • 3 years ago

    HunteR542

    haha gud luk to chess.com // XD

  • 3 years ago

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina

    Good luck, Chess.com! Playing vs Alex won't be easy.

  • 3 years ago

    glennlmagnase

    i love the game of natalia. long journey long defense. 2009.

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